Roasted Sweet Potato Soup!

Posted by: Greta Podleski on: October 20th, 2011  »  12 comments

As the weather turns cold, I like to warm up with a big bowlful of soup :)

Roasted Sweet-Potato Soup with Orange and Ginger

  • 6 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes (about 3 large)
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 5 cups reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp each grated orange zest and gingerroot
  • 1 whole clove
  • ½ tsp each ground cumin and salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tbsp light (5%) sour cream
  • Minced fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

Spray a shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add yams or sweet potatoes, onions, olive oil and garlic. Stir well. Roast, uncovered, at 425ºF for 25 minutes. Stir once, halfway through cooking time.

Transfer mixture to a soup pot. Add broth, orange zest, gingerroot, clove, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.

Working in batches, carefully transfer soup to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Serve hot with a swirl of sour cream in the center. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired.

Makes 6 servings

Recipe Tip: Add 1 tsp medium curry powder to step two for even more zip!

Per serving: 209 calories, 3.7 g total fat, (0.2 g saturated fat), 6 g protein, 39 g carbohydrate, 4.9 g fiber, 1 mg cholesterol, 292 mg sodium

Comments (12)

  1. pabis | October 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Ladies: Just watcher your program on TV for the first time..loved it. You made oven fried chicken with coleslaw.I have the recipe for the chicken but not the coleslaw.Could you post it on your website so I can copy and try it. I love both these foods and want to make them . Thank yoy

  2. Greta Podleski | October 31, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    All of our TV show recipes can be found on the Food Network’s website under our show’s listing. Here is the link to the recipe you’re looking for (which will also be published in our new book The Looneyspoons Collection, in stores this week!!):

  3. Mike | November 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I just saw you making this recipe on Canada AM this morning and now I have a great idea for supper this evening! I’m sure my wife and family will enjoy! Thanks for coming up with lots of great, healthy recipes!

  4. Elizabeth Bird | November 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Janet and Greta;
    Was so happy to see you on Canada A.M. this morning and even more excited that you have a new book out.
    The Looney Spoons low fat book was my favorite, it’s so worn out and falling apart but I just love that book. I will be going out today to buy the new one. You girls make cooking fun and easy not a chore.Wishing you much success on the new book.
    Sincerely Elizabeth B.

  5. Susan Irvine | November 8, 2011 at 3:16 am

    We made your Pumpkin, Apple and Ginger and Skinny Minestrone soups for our annual christmas craft show. They were a very big hit. We could have sold your cookbooks to the folks in attendance. We handed out the website to those who wanted the receipes.
    It was fun to watch folks’ faces as they tasted the soups. One lady told us the pumpkin soup was the best she has tasted, another fellow came back for seconds.
    We didn’t raise much in the way of funds, but we did enlighten some folks to good food that is simple to make, easy on the budget and low in fat, salt and all those nasty calories.
    Many thanks for the great receipes. When is the next book coming out??


  6. Sheena HESLOP | February 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you very much for the response. I can’t to try it out. I have rdered your latest Cookbook and I think it will likely arrive tomorrow. I was interested to hear about thwe Gluten free Brownies and will definitely give them a test run. Several members of my family are on Gluten Free Diets so this will be a help. Keep up the good work.

  7. Linda Waldock | April 26, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    In “The Looneyspoons Collection”. What is the cake on the picture on page 310?
    I just started reading through your book and find it very interesting. I also made the Hurry Curry recipe with salmon (for my husband) and pork (for me). It was delicious!

    • Janet | September 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      Linda, the cake on page 310 is simply a stock photo to go with the article we wrote about sweets and moderation. It’s not an actual recipe! Sorry!

  8. Jackie | January 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Ladies!
    Just wanted to tell you just how much my family and I love your Looney Spoons cookbook. I have made many different things from it and have been very happy with the results. Thanks!!

  9. Anemonej | February 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Hey… I just made this roasted sweet potato soup. It was delish. I opened my blinds to look at the snow storm outside while I had my hot soup. O yea. Twas great.

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